policymic:

Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.

Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.

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We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.
Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

trash-king:

ppl changing their icons and urls at the same time

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Heheh.

Guess whose so short that he can’t fit into the picture?

niceisneat:

That’s So Ravenclaw, a sitcom about a young Seer at Hogwarts whose semi-reliable visions are a constant source of trouble for her and her friends, coming this fall

maddywebb98:

superwholockmerlinian:

cookienun:

scared-of-clouds:

timelordparadise:

accidentallyfandom:

how is this a real show

that one wasn’t

I enjoy the confusion that Supernatural causes to people who don’t watch Supernatural.

before I watched supernatural i thought this was the gag reel

My favourite part of this is that Dean and Sam wouldn’t have had a script. Everything they say comes solely from them.

The amount people who thinks our fandom is full of complete psychos is probably supernaturally high. 

Morning selfies!